Dolores Palmer – 11/7/2019

November 8th, 2019



Dolores Palmer, 89, of Lewes, DE passed away on November 7th at Christiana Hospital.  She was born in Claymont, DE to the late Matthew and Beatrice Brady.  She was raised and educated in Lower Chichester where she was a graduate of Chichester High School with the class of 1948.  Dolores went on to attend business school and worked as a secretary for many years.  She was active with her children as a girl scout leader, and team statistician for baseball.  Along with her husband, Aaron, she loved to bowl and play cards.  She was a member of the Knights of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary and was active in several Catholic Churches as she moved throughout the years.  Most recently, she was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Lewes, DE.

In addition to her parents, She was predeceased by her husband, Aaron Palmer in 2004; siblings, Phyllis Murray, David Brady, and Robert Brady.

She is survived by her children, Alexia Kielb (Joseph), Gary Palmer (Edith), Lisa Elder (Nathan), Kathleen Miller (Daniel), Mary-Beth Bustle (Dennis), Robert Palmer; 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Walklett, and Kathleen Murray; many nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held on Monday, November 11th at 12pm at the Joseph A. Ward Funeral Home 1459 Market St. Linwood, PA . Friends and family are invited to call from 11am-12pm at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Lawn Croft Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to Catholic Charities

10 thoughts on “Dolores Palmer – 11/7/2019

  • By Marcia on

    Mrs Delores Palmer was the kindest, sweetest person to me. She and husband Aaron and children accepted me with unconditional love into their lives and home. I’ve known Delores Palmer and her wonderful family for over fifty years. Mrs Palmer has changed my life for the better. And I am forever grateful. Thank you Mrs sweet Delores. Continue to Rest in the arms of our sweet Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  • By S. Rascher on

    You are all in our prayers. – Arundel Middle School DC Team.

  • By Connie Slezak on

    She was a lovely lady and it was great to be a part of the interaction she had with her family. I am sure she will be greatly missed but will always be a part of all the people she influenced Sorry for your loss

  • By Connie Slezak on

    She was a lovely lady and it was great to be a part of the interaction she had with her family. I am sure she will be greatly missed but will always be a part of all the people she influenced Sorry for your loss
    Connie Slezak

  • By Barbara Mceever on

    I was so sorry to hear about Dolores’s passing. We were such good friends when we both lived in Falls Church. We were both active in our church, St. Philips and in our sons (Bobby and Todd) sporting events. Everyone who entered your home were always made to feel welcome. There was a lot of love and you and Aaron were devoted parents. Your faith shone through in everything you did. My son Todd recalls fond memories when he came to your home to spend time with your son Bobby; particularly Aaron and his bread machine making those delicious cinnamon rolls. Rest peace dear Friend. You are now with your beloved Aaron. My prayers are with your family.

    • By Mary-Beth on

      Thank you so much Mrs. McKeever. My mom enjoyed her friendship with you also. We all have fond memories of so many of the times our families spent together. I’m sure Dad is so glad to be reunited with Mom. They did love each other so much!

  • By Colleen Arnold (Fannin) on

    Ms. Palmer was our dearest neighbor and she was also a 2nd mom to me. I remember going to her home as a child and feeling nothing but love and laughter. She and Mr. Palmer were people of character and integrity who led the Christian life daily with charity in their hearts. She will be missed by her large family but her legacy of love and kindness will certainly live in all who knew her example. Deepest condolences. Hugs.

    • By Mary-Beth Bustle on

      Colleen, what a beautiful tribute. Thank you!

  • By Phillip A. Brady on

    My aunt was a class act. A lady. Such a loving soul,not only to her children but anyone who needed it. I have such fond memories of her and my uncle Aron as they welcomed us in their house anytime we visited. In a blink of an eye,i will see you again aunt Delorose!

    • By Mary-Beth Bustle on

      Phil, Thanks for the kind words. Mom did truly love each and everyone of her nieces and nephews.

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